For over 45+ years Boy Scout Troop 861 has been based at Central Lutheran Church at 1000 Easton in Dallas, Texas near White Rock Lake. Our meetings are held each Monday at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall.
Over it's long history, the troop has had about 18 Scoutmasters and advanced over 70 boys to the rank of Eagle Scout. For the past several years an average of 3 boys per year have attained the Eagle rank.
The troop is active with White Rock District and is part of Circle 10 Council. The troop attends two Camporees each year and will travel to Possum Kingdom lake for Summer Camp at Camp Constantin. Occasionally they attend other Boy Scout camps out of our council such as Camp Hale in Oklahoma or Camp Alexander in Colorado.
A canoeing high adventure took them to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota at the Canadian border for about 6 days in August 2010. There are photos on the site. As more photos come in, they will be posted.
Some of the boys have gone to the Big Bend area for a Winter Camp High Adventure.
In 2008 we had two high adventure events. Boys of any age could attend the Texas Coastline Tour with a visit to the USS Lexington, horseback riding on Mustang Island and a visit to Galveston including an on board exploration of Elissa Tall Ship. Other high adventures include the Sea Base Sailing Adventure in Key West and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
To follow our monthly camping schedule and other activities, please open the calendar. If you have questions, go to our contact page.